Dear Cal Aero Parents/Guardians and Students,
Welcome to Cal Aero! I am Mrs. Denise Sunderland and it is with great excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the new Principal of Cal Aero Preserve Academy. I am honored to have been given the opportunity to lead a school with such diligent students, dedicated staff, and a supportive school community. I feel very fortunate to be part of this school and look forward to supporting the students and families.
I have been dedicated to the field of education for more than twenty-five years. I have worked with students ranging in age from 1st through 8th grade. I have been an elementary and junior high teacher, an Instructional Coach, an Assistant Principal, and a principal. This will be my 8th year in the role of principal. I look forward to working with you, as a partner in education, to ensure your child's success.
On a personal note, I grew up in Chino and have lived in (or closely around) the area my entire life. I remember this city long before the homes and economic development. I am awed by all the growth and changes. I am married and have one son. We enjoy riding bikes, sight seeing and taking our little dog on walks. You will probably see me around, so be sure to say “hello”.
Professionally, I view education as a life-long process and expect that I will continue to learn much about the uniqueness of Cal Aero this year and in the years to come. Most importantly, I bring a belief that students are at the center of all school-related decisions. I am excited to unite my experience, my openness to learn, and my child-centered approach to support our students. Because the relationships between families and the school are vital to the success of our students, I encourage you to become involved in every way possible. I look forward to meeting you soon!
Mrs. Denise Sunderland